Windows Service Host SuperFetch: What’s It? & How to Remove it?

Service Host SuperFetch can cause massive disk usage that can go up to 100% making it inevitable to be removed. Most Windows Users suffer from this, so you’re not alone. The following 4 min read will brief you about how to deal with this kind of situation effectively after you know what Service Host is, and what SuperFetch does.

What is Service Host Super Fetch?

Windows Service Host shown as Svchost.exe in your task manager runs from DLL(dynamic-link libraries) files. Earlier, Microsoft used to have .exe files to manage the routines. Now DLL files are used due to the added benefit of managing them and reusing them in a better way. DLL files from a consumer perspective is a problem as you won’t be able to open it directly like you’d an “exe” file. To load the files, a shell is used that is called svchost.exe (Service Host Process).

Locating Service Host: SuperFetch Windows 10

If you haven’t located Service Host SuperFetch yet, it’s because it’s hidden under the service host. You need to search it from the dozens of service host processes running in your task manager.

What is SuperFetch

Multiple services are divided upon there usability and logically divided. It basically manages the RAM and learns the usage pattern of the user. This helps it preload the files that a user commonly accesses. This way the extra time wasted in loading the files is saved. Anyway, this isn’t efficient for SSDs and besides being a help, Windows Service Host  SuperFetch is more of a problem.

Let’s get started on how to remove Windows Service Host SuperFetch service from your systems.

Disabling Service Host SuperFetch

There are multiple ways of stopping this Windows service from eating up your CPU. Here’s how you can:

1. Disable Superfetch with Command Prompt

  • Click Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt
  • In the Black Screen of the command prompt, write this commands and press “Enter” to stop Superfetch.
    1. net.exe
  • It’s advisable to run a disk check. Write this command “chkdsk.exe /f /r “, and ”Y” to confirm the disk check.
  • A restart is recommended.

2. Disable Superfetch with Run Command/Windows Services

  • Press the Windows + R key and type “services.msc” command in the Windows 10 search box before hitting enter.
  • Now find “Superfetch” by scrolling and searching down the list of services.
  • Right click on it.
  • Click “Stop” from the resulting menu to stop the Superfetch service.
  • Service Host Superfetch can activate again when the system reboots.
  • To stop it, right-click again to select properties.
  • Select Disable.

3. Disable the Service in the registry

If the above 2 didn’t work or you find Windows Registry more efficient, you can disable SuperFetch from here as well.

  • Press the Windows + R key, and type “Regedit” command in the Windows 10 search box before hitting enter.Once in it, follow this path:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE—System—CurrentControlSet—Control—Session Manager—MemoryManagement
  • You’ll see “Enabled Superfetch”. Double-click on it to open it.
  • Disable it by changing its value to 0.
  • Click the “OK” button to save the changes.

4. Troubleshooter

Built-in help is provided by windows to identify and fix problems you encounter using Windows 10. It comes in handy when an unexpected error arrives. To open Troubleshooter:

  • You need to type “troubleshoot” in start and troubleshooting will appear in your search results.
  • Under System and Security, you need to click on “Fix Problems with Windows Update”
  • You will be asked to carry on with a certain instruction that you need to follow
  • After this, run the Windows Update  to get the newest updates from Windows and possibly fix the service Host SuperFetch.

Related Windows 10 Issues and their Solutions:

There might be more processes consuming your CPU, you might check the link below:

  1. How to Fix Windows 10 Automatic Repair loop
  2. How to Remove Dllhost.exe COM Surrogate? What is “Windows Modules Installer Worker”?

Now it’s Your Turn!

Which method helped you in disabling the service host SuperFetch? Do let us know in the comments section!

Don’t forget to ask questions or any further advice you require on how to disable Microsoft Windows service Host SuperFetch.

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